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David Miscavige

Father Tailed By P.I.s

With HUGE Arsenal (PHOTOS)

4/15/2015 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0415_scientology_private_investigator_gun_photos_launchThe private investigators who were tailing the father of Scientology leader David Miscavige were carrying a shocking stash of guns and ammo, including an ominous silencer.  

As TMZ reported, Ronald Miscavige -- who claims David kicked him out of the Church -- was tailed for a year-and-a-half by a father/son P.I. team. Cops arrested the father, Dwayne Powell, and found the weapons in his car.

Powell and his son claim they were hired by the Church to follow and even harass Ronald to make sure he didn't do anything to embarrass Scientology. David Miscavige denies he hired the P.I.s or even knew them.

Take a look at the photos. They're scary.

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Aaron Hernandez

GUILTY OF 1ST DEGREE MURDER

'Life In Prison'

4/15/2015 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Aaron Hernandez has just been found guilty of 1st degree murder in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd ... and has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

Several people inside the courtroom began crying as the verdict was read ... including Aaron's fiancee and mother. 

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As the verdict was read, Hernandez was shaking his head in disbelief.  At one point, Hernandez turned to his fiancee and mouthed the words, "Be strong."

25-year-old Hernandez -- a former superstar tight end for the New England Patriots -- killed Lloyd on June 17th, 2013.  Lloyd was shot 6 times. 

Aaron was also found guilty of illegal gun possession and illegal ammunition possession. 

After sentencing in the Lloyd case, Hernandez will still stand trial in the shooting deaths of two people in Boston in 2012.  That trial is scheduled to begin in May. 

update_graphic_red_bar8:47 AM PT -- Hernandez has been ordered to serve time at MCI Cedar Junction at Walpole -- which is just under 4 miles from the stadium where the Patriots play. 

8:39 AM PT -- Hernandez has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

8:18 AM PT -- Odin Lloyd's mother Ursula Ward is now addressing the court -- and explaining how Hernandez destroyed her life.  

"I felt like I wanted to go into that hole with my son."

"I miss my baby boy Odin so much. But I know I will see him again some day. At that gives me the strength to go on."

Odin's mother says she forgives the people who had a hand in her son's murder -- and asked for everyone else to forgive him as well. 

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Rihanna

Nip Better Have

My Money!

4/15/2015 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0415-rihanna-shirt-x17Rihanna went out to dinner Tuesday night in Santa Monica and it's a safe bet whoever was sitting across from her had a hard time keeping eye contact.

RiRi hit up one of her fave spots, Giorgio Baldi -- where no shirt and no shoes equals no service -- but no bra means ... you're V.I.P.

Don't act like you forgot! 

Donald Sterling

Side Piece Ordered to Return $2.6 Mil

4/15/2015 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Donald Sterling had no right to shower V. Stiviano with lavish gifts, no matter how good of an archivist she was, because the loot he used to buy all the goodies wasn't his to give away.

A judge just sided with Shelly Sterling, concluding Shelly was still very much Donald's wife when he pulled his shenanigans -- giving V. a duplex, a Bentley, a Range Rover and a Ferrari totaling $2.6 mil.

But don't roll out the tow truck -- Shelly doesn't want the cars ... she wants the money. According to the ruling, $830k of the $2.6 mil is due in cash -- with $430k earmarked for the value of the vehicles. 

V. tried in vain to convince the judge Donald and Shelly were separated at the time she scored the goods, so he had every right to shell out the cash. The judge begged to differ, saying Donald had no right to use the Sterling money to fund V.'s lifestyle.

So the question ... how does V. make it right?   

Return, return, return. 

Courtney Stodden's Boobs

Can We Come Out and Play?

4/15/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Courtney Stodden had a serious wardrobe malfunction ... her top didn't fly off as planned, so she just jiggled it away.

It's so thirsty it's almost endearing. Courtney was throwing a football in Marina del Rey Monday and you see the disappointment in her face when her bikini top misses its cue.  

Watch the video -- in fact watch it several times -- as Courtney vigorously shimmies it off.

Once it falls, you hear her feign shock in her finest Valley "Oh my Gaud!!!"

Even if you're not a fan, she definitely deserves the boobie prize for this stunt.

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Dina Lohan

Hey Michael, Pay Up

... Or Get Locked Up

4/15/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414-dina-michael-lohan-tmz-02Michael Lohan needs a ride to the bank ... because the Florida judge threatening jail time has suspended his license until he shells out more than $16k in back child support to Dina Lohan.

Sources close to Dina tell TMZ, a judge called Michael on the carpet for cruising around Boca Raton in his flashy Maserati while he owes thousands. The judge revoked Michael's passport and stripped him of his driving privileges ... until he pays up. 

We're told Michael phoned in during the hearing and promised the check's in the mail. The judge has heard that line before, and warned if the check doesn't come by April 24th, it's off to jail.

0414-CAR-SUB-WATERMARK-dina-michael-lohan-tmz-02Sources close to Michael say a deadbeat dad wouldn't buy a $50k Raptor truck for his son ... and insists he pays his kids directly because he believes Dina just spends the money on herself.  

Michael gave the judge proof he's bypassed Dina with the payments, but apparently the judge was not persuaded and ordered him to cut a check STAT. 

The Lohans definitely never disappoint.

Three 6 Mafia Rapper

Tells Cops ...

I Wanted Coke, Not Meth!!!

4/15/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Three 6 Mafia rapper Crunchy Black is a man who knows what he wants when it comes to drugs ... but according to cops he isn't too good at getting it. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the Oscar winner was roaming the streets of Vegas early Tuesday when he was stopped for walking into an intersection when the "do not cross" light was flashing.

It didn't take long for cops to discover meth.

According to the police report, Crunchy's response was hilariously incriminating. He said, "Oh damn. I was trying to buy that powder, not meth." 

For bad measure the 'Three 6' rapper also had 2 warrants for his arrest. He was booked for possession and for providing a phony name. He's still in custody.

Crunchy has other problems. He's still a wanted man in Minnesota after allegedly beating his girlfriend in a hotel room.

A rep for Crunchy Black tells us the rapper wants to move forward with his life and will handle the charges in court. Some advice ... don't move forward when the "don't walk" sign is flashing.

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'Union J' Singer Josh Cuthbert

Injured in Serious Car Crash

4/15/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Union J Josh Cuthbert Car Accident British singer Josh Cuthbert from the hit boy band Union J was in a violent car crash that was so bad it could have derailed the band.

We're told the 22-year-old and his model girlfriend, Chloe Lloyd, were cruising around London in his Mercedes Sunday when the driver in front of him slammed on the brakes. Josh couldn't stop in time and plowed into the car.

Josh and Chloe were lucky, escaping with soft tissue injuries to their necks and some bruises. The ride is totaled.

FYI ... drivers are supposed to stay far enough behind the car in front of them so they can stop in time if the other driver pulls a bonehead move.

Union J is currently on a European tour with The Vamps. We're told the accident won't sandbag any of the upcoming shows. But turning's gonna be a bitch.


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Lou Corpse in 'Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Fabulous Stains'

MEMBA HIM?!

4/15/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0405_memba_lou_corpseEven though he's the lead singer of the 1970's rock group The Tubes, Fee Waybill is best known for playing Lou Corpse -- opposite Diane Lane as Corinne Burns -- in the 1982 punk flick, "Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains."  Guess what he looks like now!

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Justin Bieber:

Things Get Physical at Coachella

4/14/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
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  • Dennis Quaid's On-Set Flip Out: Legit or Viral Prank?
  • Halle Berry's Man Catches a HUGE Break
  • Nick Cannon Leaves the Door Open for a Reunion with Mariah
  • Rihanna SHUTS DOWN Drug Allegations
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Joss Whedon Sued

The 'Avengers' Director

Jacked My 'Cabin in the Woods'

4/14/2015 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414-joss-whedon-cabin-in-the-woods-TMZ-LIONSGATE-01Joss Whedon, current king of the Marvel universe, is being sued for allegedly stealing the idea for the cult horror smash, "The Cabin in the Woods."

Whedon and "Cabin" co-writer/director Drew Goddard are being sued by a guy named Peter Gallagher (not "The O.C." guy with the eyebrows) who claims he registered a book with the Writers Guild called "The Little White Trip: A Night in the Pines."

Gallagher's book came 5 years before 'Cabin' ... which he claims has several similarities to his work:

-- Five friends (three males, two females), ages 17-22
-- In the book, the girls are named Julie and Dura; in the film, Jules and Dana
-- Each takes place at a cabin in the woods (duh!)
-- Each has a twist where you learn the characters are being manipulated and filmed as players in a real-life horror show (spoiler alert!)

In all, Gallagher says there are 25 similar scenes. 

Gallagher's book is nowhere near a best seller -- but in the suit, he says Whedon might have caught wind of it because Gallagher used to hawk it on sidewalks in Santa Monica, CA. He says Whedon lives in that city. Of course ... so do 92,000 other people. 

Gallagher is seeking damages in excess of $10 million. 

In other news...

Finally ... The TRUTH Behind Kylie Jenner's Lips

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Sen. Marco Rubio

Wait for the Drop

... EDM Voters! [TMZ TV]

4/14/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ya don't hear GOP and EDM mentioned in the same sentence too often, but Sen. Marco Rubio might change that if he wins his party's nomination for president.

The junior senator from Fla says he loves to drop the bass -- but not everyone thinks he's keeping it 100.tmz-on-tv-3

Sugar Bear

Brother Billy Missing

Police Report Filed

4/14/2015 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414-mama-june-billy-sugar-tmz-splashSugar Bear's brother is missing, and Sugar Bear and Mama June are so worried we're told they've filed a missing persons report.

Billy Thompson was last seen 3 days ago in McIntyre, Georgia. He's gone off the radar, not returning phone calls or texts.

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The last time Billy was seen was Saturday, at Sugar Bear's home where Mama June's daughter Jessica was getting ready to go to prom.

Mama June's people tell TMZ, they're especially worried because he's been going through hard times lately. He's unemployed and unable to find work. He's also having a hard time seeing his kids in the wake of a bad breakup with his baby mama.

Mama June's people say they've gone to the local police department and filed a report, but so far no luck in finding him. 

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